Avangrid Senior Energy Analyst in Portland, Oregon
Senior Energy Analyst
Company: AVANGRID RENEWABLES, LLC
Portland, OR, US Austin, TX, US
About AVANGRID: AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) aspires to be the leading sustainable energy company in the United States. Headquartered in Orange, CT with approximately $40 billion in assets and operations in 24 U.S. states, AVANGRID has two primary lines of business: Avangrid Networks and Avangrid Renewables. Avangrid Networks owns eight electric and natural gas utilities, serving more than 3.3 million customers in New York and New England. Avangrid Renewables owns and operates a portfolio of renewable energy generation facilities across the United States. AVANGRID employs approximately 7,000 people and has been recognized by Forbes and Just Capital as one of the 2021 JUST 100 companies - a list of America's best corporate citizens - and was ranked number one within the utility sector for its commitment to the environment and the communities it serves. The company supports the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals and was named among the World’s Most Ethical Companies in 2021 for the third consecutive year by the Ethisphere Institute. For more information, visit www.avangrid.com (https://www.avangrid.com/wps/portal/avangrid/home)
Come join a creative team of energy engineers and meteorologists who develop and optimize wind and solar plants. As part of our strategic growth plan in renewable energy, Avangrid Renewables is seeking a Senior Energy Analyst / Meteorologist. In this role, you’ll perform wind and solar energy production assessments, assist in plant design, support R&D and tool automation, and maintain a presence at industry conferences and workshops. You’ll work in a supportive environment where accurate energy production estimates are critical to the success of the business and where innovation contributions are recognized and rewarded. This position reports to the Director of Energy Resources and Meteorology.
Create meteorological monitoring campaigns, perform quality control of data, and conduct technical analyses of measured and modeled data to quantify wind resource characteristics.
Set-up, run, and interpret wind energy production models, such as OpenWind, including defensible losses supported by measured data, actual production and/or industry best-practices.
Code creative, optimized software applications and tools to enhance efficiency and accuracy
Design well-informed, optimized wind farm turbine layouts considering design standards, constructability, and environmental considerations.
Support or learn solar production modeling and design layout in PVsyst
Perform fleet performance reviews and apply lessons learned to pre-construction estimates
Conduct field visits and evaluate suitability of prospective turbine sites
Attend and participate in relevant industry conferences
Skills and Requirements
3+ years of industry-relevant experience in wind energy production modeling. Additional consideration will be given to candidates with both wind and solar production modeling experience.
1+ year of experience developing scripted tools in Python or equivalent
Bachelor’s degree in a technical field (meteorology, physics, math, engineering, renewables, or similar); preference may be given to candidates with relevant advanced degree(s).
Knowledge & Skills:
Software requirements: Python proficiency or equivalent, Windographer expert, OpenWind proficiency or equivalent, and Microsoft Excel.
Excellent organizational, communication, and problem-solving skills.
Exemplify core behaviors to support Avangrid’s purpose & values: Develop self & others, Empower to grow, Collaborate & share, Be a role model, Focus to achieve results, Be agile.
Important note: please include a cover letter in your application.
Avangrid offers employees:
Flexible work schedule
Remote working potential
Continuous improvement opportunities
All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a medical Fit for Duty exam,
background check, references, drug screen, verification of legal right to work in the U.S., and in some cases, a
credit check. A credit check will be administered when a prospective employee will be working in Finance,
Accounting, Treasury or where duties may involve handling of funds, accounts or cash. A Motor Vehicle (MVR)
check will be administered when a prospective employee will be regularly using a company vehicle. Avangrid
Renewables is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, status as an individual with a
disability, or any other status or class protected by federal or state law.
Please note that any applicant who is not a citizen of the country of the vacancy will be subject to compliance with the applicable immigration requirements to legally work in that country
Be a role model
Collaborate and Share
Develop Self & Others
Empower to grow
Focus to achieve results
Avangrid employees may be assigned a system emergency role and in the event of a system emergency, may be required to work outside of their regular schedule/job duties. This is applicable to employees that will work in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, and New York within AVANGRD Network and Corporate functions. This does not include those that will work for Avangrid Renewables
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